Skaftafell ice cave and glacier walk
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Skaftafell ice cave and glacier walk

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: October to March
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
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  • Combine an ice cave exploration and a glacier walk at Skaftafellsjökull
  • Explore the natural phenomenon of the ice caves
  • Enjoy the tour with an experienced and professional guide
What to expect

On this Ice Cave and Glacier Walk combo tour, you will explore the naturally formed ice caves. Before heading off to a glacier walk on crampons around the glacier tongue.

The ice caves, only accessible in winter, open up for exploration when the meltwater underneath the glacier freezes over and leaves behind these ice tunnels. Your experienced guide will tell you more about their formation and show you around the caves. You will get plenty of time to take pictures of these breathtaking surroundings.

You will then head up to the surface of the glacier, where your guide will lead you through the ever-changing glacial landscape. They will show you deep crevasses and unique ice features, whilst teaching you about the behavior of glaciers and their impact on nature.

The walk to the glacier takes about 45-55 min. You will spend about 2 hours exploring the glacier and the full tour experience takes around 3.5 hours.

Please note that ice caves are a natural phenomenon and the conditions can change depending on the weather. Your safety is the first priority so sometimes the tour may be canceled with short notice due to weather conditions or safety concerns. If this happens the tour operator will do their best to offer you an alternative tour if weather permits. Changes might also have to be done during the season because of accessibility to the ice cave and the trip might have to be relocated.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Experienced and qualified guide
    • Glacier gear
    • Safety equipment
    What's not included
    • Rain gear
    • Hiking boots
    • Warm clothing
    • Snacks
    Where

    Icelandic Mountain Guides - Skaftafell Base Camp, Iceland

    Meeting point:

    The meeting point,Skaftafell Base Camp, is located on the campsite in Skaftafell Nature Reserve, close to the visitor center.

    What to remember
    • Please dress according to the Icelandic weather
    • You must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate
    • Shoe size minimum of European 34 (U.S 2.5)
    • Up to 12 people per guide
    • Please arrive 20 minutes before the departure of your tour
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    When

    Please see the calendar for updated availability

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    Provider
    Arcanum Mountain Guides
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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